Badger Ecology & Surveys


This one-day training event (the first day of two days of badger training) provides a comprehensive introduction to badger ecology and surveys. The training will be delivered in three sessions and includes an overview of badger ecology, relevant legislation, survey planning and techniques, field signs (including sett identification) and writing badger reports. The course includes a visit to a main sett to find badger field signs.


Delegates will develop their knowledge through analysis of badger survey case studies and assessment of badger reports. The course culture is open with questions able to be asked anytime through the day. Badger queries can be sent to the tutor after the course.

Who Should Attend?

Developers, ecological consultants, local authority ecologists, local authority planners, students, environmental managers, wardens and rangers. No previous experience of badger work is required.

No previous experience of badger work is required.

Knowledge Level

Beginner - Intermediate

Prior Knowledge

The course fee includes refreshments throughout the day. Please bring your own packed lunch. There is a restaurant located within the reserve.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the key physiological aspects of the species
  • Appreciate badger social structure
  • Understand badger legislation
  • Recognise badger field signs and undertake badger surveys
  • Able to undertake badger surveys and write badger reports


Tickets Person(s) Price (£)
CIEEM Member - Early Bird
(Price valid from 16/01/2024 to 12/06/2024 inclusive)
1 £115.00
Early Bird Non Member
(Price valid from 16/01/2024 to 12/06/2024 inclusive)
1 £175.00